ICF International, the company charged with managing the
state’s Road Home program, must close 116,000 total cases, complete more than
2,300 second disbursement and 500 elevation second disbursements by the end of
June or face penalties of more than $1 million, according to newly agreed upon
performance standards announced by the state this morning.
"As we push for greater compassion and customer service in the Road Home, we must also stay focused on the ultimate goal of getting rebuilding dollars in the hands of homeowners and landlords," said Paul Rainwater, who serves dually as the executive director of the Louisiana
Recovery Authority and the Office of Community Development. "The
performance measures require that ICF accelerate its pace in three critical
areas of the homeowner program - closings, elevation awards and second
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.